During E3, Game Informer caught up with Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind the beloved Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda franchises, to shoot the breeze over Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, the conversation apparently turned to asking him what he feels is the most overlooked Wii U title.
His answer: Star Fox Zero, a game he worked in close cooperation with PlatinumGames. The latest Star Fox game garnered a divisive reception, which our own 7/10 review echoes. Regardless, Miyamoto defends his latest work by saying:
“I think, personally, Star Fox is a really fun game if you sit down and play it. I think, for example, an elementary school kid who plays it without any preconceived notions, it would be really fun for them. I think it’s also really, really fun for siblings to play it together.”
So that’s Miyamoto’s two cents, but what about Bill Trinen? The Treehouse veteran was present to translate for Miyamoto, and put his vote behind 2013’s Pikmin 3.
“Personally, I think Pikmin 3 is the most amazing game on Wii U. It’s probably one of my favorite games in the last six or seven years. I think that hardly anyone realizes that the multiplayer bingo battle mode was literally the best new multiplayer mode that has been created since Smash Bros. It is so much fun.”
Miyamoto, who once championed his work on Pikmin 3 to Kotaku, is still proud of the game, as he adds:
“Pikmin is the kind of game that you have to play maybe three times to get the full effect, but you know, people don’t have a lot of time, so they just clear the stage and just move on. Games are becoming more of a consumable product, and it’s getting harder and harder for people to let a game to sink in and enjoy leisurely.”
Miyamoto’s use of “preconceived notions” is already generating controversy on places like NeoGAF, although it’s important to remember he’s specifically referring to children.
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